Another technology to look for in 2005 is content networking. It has already picked up steam over the course of this past year and it is expected to grow further in 2005. This would be mainly used by service providers and very large organizations, which have distributed users accessing data, which is centrally located.
Finally, wireless LANs have already captured a substantial portion of LAN market, and they are expected to grow further in 2005. Due to the higher data speeds now supported by wireless LANs and enhanced security options available to the users, wireless LAN technology is going to pick up very fast in 2005. Small, medium and large organizations are all going to adopt this technology equally.
Nandan Gijare, CCNA, CCNP, MCSE
Nandan has more than seven years experience in the networking industry. He began his career as a Network Administrator at CMC Limited in 1997. In this role he was involved in complex LAN and WAN design and implementations. At CMC he worked on various technologies including routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, etc.), switching (Spanning Tree, VTP, multicasting, etc.), WAN technologies (ATM, ISDN, Frame Relay, MPLS, QoS etc.) His favorite field is routing, and he is well versed in VoIP based network design and implementation.